1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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MEDICAL AND SCIENCE TECHNICAL OFFICERS perform laboratory tests and other technical support functions to assist health professionals engaged in the diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of disease, and in research, design and production in all areas of the natural and physical sciences.

Most occupations in this minor group have a level of skill commensurate with an AQF Diploma or higher qualification or at least 3 years relevant experience. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks performed by Medical and Science Technical Officers typically include performing medical diagnostic and scientific tests, experiments and computations, and collating and analysing the results; developing, operating and maintaining instruments and equipment used in clinical diagnosis and experimental research; collecting and testing samples of body fluids; and preparing, examining, identifying and classifying microscopic samples.

Occupations in this minor group are classified into the following unit groups:

This section contains the following subsection :
            3111 Medical Technical Officers
            3112 Science Technical Officers

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